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  • After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

    JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a smooth-shaven father figure who favors Western suits...
  • Special Report: Scots warm to the power of Yes

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often...
  • U2's songs of cinema: 6 memorable movie tunes from Bono and Co.

    You never know where U2 might turn up: It could be in a Super Bowl commercial, at an Apple product launch or even in your iTunes app, patiently awaiting a free download. The Irish arena rockers have proven to be savvy self-marketers and ubiquitous pop-...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings

    Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings
    A history of the avant-garde in Orange County, an installation that takes a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. as a point of inspiration, sound as heard by deaf ears and an L.A. freeway in mirrors. The art season is starting to get rolling and it’s...
  • French President Hollande's former first lady releases tell-all book

    It's not the way French President Francois Hollande would want to be known: cold, calculating and uncaring. But that is the way he was portrayed by former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in an intimate and damaging account of their stormy relationship,...
  • Strong ready to put his unique stamp on Texas Longhorns

    AUSTIN, Texas During a quiet stretch following spring drills, Texas football coach Charlie Strong sequestered himself in his office and pieced together some must-watch videos for his players. Before leaving for the summer, each Longhorn dropped by the...
  • Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest

    Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest
    For the past decade, Chicago bandleader-composer Ernest Dawkins has been composing vast suites dealing head-on with some of the most turbulent chapters of American history. Works such as "UnTill Emmett Till" (about the murder of its title character),...
  • Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts....
  • With economy sinking, Mugabe sets hopes on 'old friend' China

    HARARE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking...